Moroccan Couscous


This dish is great served with my Lamb Tagine and Cucumber Raita also on this site.

close up view of Moroccan Couscous with vegetables on a colorful plate
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced

  • 1 red, green, or yellow bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces

  • 2 zucchinis, halved lengthwise and cut into 3/4 inch pieces

  • ½ cup golden raisins

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • grated zest of one orange

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can low sodium garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 1 ½ cups couscous

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint


  1. Place a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium heat. Stir in the cumin, ginger, cloves, cayenne, cardamom, coriander, and allspice; gently toast until fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in oil and onion, cook until softened. Stir in the bell pepper, and zucchini; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the raisins, salt, zest, and garbanzos.

  2. Pour in the chicken broth and orange juice; turn heat to high and bring to a boil. When the mixture is boiling, stir in the couscous and remove from heat; cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, and fold in chopped mint.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
3g Fat
48g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 30mg 150%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 447mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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